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Gate is planning to build a 14-pump gasoline station and 6400 square-foot convenience store next to the Beach Diner and across the street from the SaltAir residential neighborhood.

Both the Charter and the City Ordinances dictate that commercial development shall have no adverse impact to the surrounding neighborhoods.

Gate has been issued a site permit on February 9th.  We intend to appeal this permit  because of the devastating and negative impact it will have on our city.

  • Dangerous Traffic Problems -  Sturdivant Street is a narrow residential street used by many children and adults as a path to the beach and the Town Center.  Atlantic Beach Elementary is a block away as is the Community Presbyterian Pre-K School.
  • Crime 24/7 – Gate’s 24/7 convenience store will bring potential crime and transients into the area. Convenience stores are known for their high rate of robberies and homicides. 
  • Property Values – Some studies have shown that property values will decrease by 20%. SaltAir will possibly become a low-rent area as homeowners will leave the neighborhood.
  • Environment - Hazardous gasoline released into the air and soil and water will be very dangerous to the health of the residents, especially children.
  • Threat to Local Businesses - The Beach Diner and the S&L and King convenience stores and Mobil and Shell Gas stations will be negatively affected by Gate. 
  • Character of the Community - Atlantic Beach is a beautiful and quiet seaside community and its character needs to be protected and preserved.  The City Council in 2001 proposed for the area from Ocean Boulevard to Sailfish to remain in keeping with the vision of Town Center with nice restaurants and shops and no gasoline stations on Atlantic Boulevard.  Unfortunately, the zoning was never changed to protect the neighborhood.

The City Commission has the right and the responsibility to protect its residents from the negative impact that this Gate project would have on both the SaltAir neighborhood and on the entire community of Atlantic Beach.  The City Commissioners are required by code to protect the safety, health and the well-being of its citizens!  Help us to keep our City a beautiful and peaceful seaside community!


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  • signed 2017-07-21 18:36:49 -0400
  • signed 2016-11-10 16:46:44 -0500
    Michael Connell
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-31 12:46:04 -0400
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  • signed 2016-05-31 12:45:04 -0400
    Nicole Baum
  • signed 2016-05-26 11:59:45 -0400
  • signed 2016-05-14 17:50:24 -0400
    Michael Joseph Erdman
  • signed 2016-05-09 15:42:37 -0400
  • signed 2016-05-09 12:35:20 -0400
    Will put up a yard sign.
  • signed 2016-04-23 08:53:09 -0400
  • signed 2016-04-10 17:35:26 -0400
  • signed 2016-04-07 10:03:48 -0400
  • signed via 2016-04-02 11:37:58 -0400
    No mega gate
  • signed 2016-03-24 22:24:33 -0400
  • signed via 2016-03-14 09:23:19 -0400
  • signed 2016-03-09 15:37:38 -0500
    We need the Beach Diner as a local gathering place! There are gas stations everywhere. The proposed station would adversely affect the character of the neighborhood and endanger one of our community favorites.
  • signed 2016-03-09 10:32:54 -0500
  • signed 2016-03-08 19:57:53 -0500
  • signed 2016-03-08 12:12:19 -0500
  • signed 2016-03-08 11:28:03 -0500
  • signed 2016-03-07 09:03:24 -0500
    While I know it is withing Gate’s legal rights with regard to zoning, maybe a little community goodwill would make for better business in the end because if Gate chooses to build in AB, I will be sure to buy my fuel, drinks, snacks, everything at ANY other gas station/convenience store, forever!
  • signed 2016-03-07 08:44:52 -0500
    Pete Bryant
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-03-07 07:27:58 -0500
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  • signed 2016-03-06 22:50:12 -0500
  • signed 2016-03-06 17:12:09 -0500
  • signed 2016-03-06 16:55:25 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-03-06 16:30:47 -0500
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  • signed 2016-03-06 16:30:17 -0500
    Steven Bush
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-03-06 13:18:28 -0500
    Bob Landry
  • signed 2016-03-06 13:17:17 -0500
    WE do not need another large gas station on that stretch of Atlantic Blvd. We have two fueling stations already that amply serve our needs. A Station that large is such a confined area would destroy the parking for the businesses already there, and present an eyesore for the apartment dwellers on the street directly behind the property in question. Just say no to Gate. There are other properties on Atlantic Blvd that are better able to accommodate that venture. It’s too large a project for the space proposed. Build elsewhere, please.

    Bob Landry
  • signed 2016-03-06 12:27:49 -0500

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